Engineering Technology Department Knoblauch 135 College of Business & Technology 1 University circle

Engineering Technology Department
College of Business & Technology
Western Illinois University
Scott Coker
Knoblauch 135
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Course Syllabus
CSTM 337 Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Spring 2012
Academic Dishonesty is not acceptable in this class. Everyone is expected to complete
their own assignments. See for more information.
Cell phone usage is not allowed in class. A phone ringing or anyone caught texting will
result in an immediate pop quiz for the entire class.
Electrical and Mechanical Systems ENGR 337 three (3) Semester Hours
Catalog Description
A study of electrical and mechanical systems used in both residential and
commercial construction. Course content will include system design, component
selection and utilization for energy conservation. Specific systems included are
electrical, air conditioning, heating, ventilation and plumbing. Techniques of
application and installation will be included in the laboratory exercises.
a. Upon completion of the course each student will be:
i. Aware of the concept of electricity as it applies to the construction industry.
ii. Able to discuss a basic understanding of applications, trends and challenges of
energy sources for buildings.
iii. Aware of materials, processes and innovations in heating, ventilation and air
iv. Aware of materials and techniques as applied to the plumbing trade.
v. Able to locate and discuss codes applicable to the electrical, plumbing and
mechanical trades.
b. Methods of meeting course objectives:
i. Lectures and discussions
ii. Assigned reading and problems
iii. Practical use of tools, machines and materials
iv. Completion of appropriate periodical abstracts
v. Successful completion of required labs
Dagostino, Frank R, Wujek, Joseph B., Mechanical and Electrical Systems in
Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, Englewood
Cliffs, New Jersey, 2010
a. Readings/Lectures (Specific page numbers to be given during class)
i. HVAC (Heating ,Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
ii. Plumbing
iii. Electricity
b. Test and Quizzes
i. There will be an objective test after each unit
Engineering Technology Department
College of Business & Technology
Western Illinois University
Scott Coker
Knoblauch 135
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
ii. A comprehensive final will be given as scheduled. Attendance is required
iii. A “pop” quiz may occasionally be given
iv. There will be NO make-up tests allowed. If you are ill on test night I want a
note from your doctor explaining why you were unable to attend. If you have a
family emergency you will need to contact The Office of Student Development
and Orientation, and have them contact me with the reason you will be unable
to attend. (See Grades and Class Attendance in the WIU student handbook)
v. The Final Exam is scheduled for the Thursday of Finals week at 6pm. There
will be no other exam times allowed.
Periodical Abstract
One periodical abstract will be required for the semester. The abstract must be
typed and submitted and will be due at a date announced later in the semester.
The periodical article(s) must not be over three years old. A copy of the
article(s) must be attached (Removing the original from a periodical will result
in disciplinary action by student affairs). Specific guidelines will be provided
at a later date.
i. There will be approximately one homework assignment given from the book a
week with the following requirements.
1. The assignments are to be turned in at the beginning of the class in
which they are due. For each late assignment two full- two page typed
papers will be due plus the original homework. Topics of my choice.
The original homework and additional papers will be due the next class
2. I will NOT accept emailed assignments.
3. It must be TYPED on a full sheet of 8 1/2” x 11” paper.
4. If there is no work shown I will not give partial credit.
5. Shown on the top right of the paper should be printed:
a. The student’s name
b. CSTM 337
i. 93% - 100% = A
ii. 90%-92.99% =Aiii. 87%-89.99% = B+
iv. 83% - 86.99% = B
v. 80%-82.99% = Bvi. 77%-79.99% = C+
vii. 73% - 76.99% = C
viii. 70%-72.99% = Cix. 67%-69.99% = D+
x. 63% - 66.99 % = D
xi. 60%-62.99% = Dxii. 59.99% and lower = F
Engineering Technology Department
College of Business & Technology
Western Illinois University
Scott Coker
Knoblauch 135
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
i. More than two unexcused absences will result in a lower grade for the class.
g. No extra credit will be offered.
a. Any student with a documented disability, that needs classroom accommodations, e.g.,
academic or emergency evacuation, is requested to set up a meeting with the professor
to discuss accommodations
b. Personal information;
i. Scott Coker
Physical Plant, Facilities Planning and Construction
298-1834 x277 [email protected]
Cell Phone 333-9050
ii. Office Hours: ½ hour before and after class. Call or email the office during the
day and call the cell number in the evenings until 10pm at night.
Resolution of Problems
a. Should a problem occur, students should speak to their instructor first. If the problem
is not resolved, meet with the chair of the department. If the problem continues to be
unresolved, go to the College of Business and Technology’s Dean.
Students should observe the following sequence for the resolution of problems:
Student --- Instructor --- Chairperson --- Dean
Academic Integrity
Western Illinois University, like all communities, functions best when its members treat one
another with honesty, fairness, respect, and trust. Students have rights and responsibilities
( and students should realize that deception for
individual gain is an offense against the members of the entire community, and it is the
student's responsibility to be informed and to abide by all University regulations and policies
on Academic Integrity.
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty constitute a serious violation of
University conduct regulations. Students who engage in dishonesty in any form shall be
charged with academic dishonesty.
t is a duty of faculty members to take measures to preserve and transmit the values of the
academic community in the learning environment that they create for their students and in
their own academic pursuits. To this end, they are expected to instill in their students a
respect for integrity and a desire to behave honestly. They are also expected to take measures
to discourage student academic dishonesty, to adjust grades appropriately if academic
dishonesty is encountered, and, when warranted, to recommend that additional administrative
sanctions be considered. Grading policies are the exclusive prerogative of the faculty;
administrative sanctions are under the authority of the Director of Student Judicial Programs.
Engineering Technology Department
College of Business & Technology
Western Illinois University
Scott Coker
Knoblauch 135
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
This document provides policies and procedures to be followed when academic dishonesty is
Definitions of Academic Dishonesty
The following definitions and examples are not meant to be exhaustive. The University
reserves the right to determine, in a given instance, what action constitutes a violation of
academic integrity. (See for complete descriptions of
the following topics:
Fabrication and Falsification
Complicity in Academic Dishonesty
Abuse of Academic Materials
Multiple Submissions
Reporting Academic Dishonesty
All members of the University community share the responsibility and authority to challenge
and make known acts of apparent academic dishonesty. Any student, faculty member, or staff
person who has witnessed an apparent act of student academic dishonesty, or has information
that reasonably leads to the conclusion that such an act has occurred or has been attempted,
has an ethical responsibility for reporting said act(s). Confronting and reporting academic
dishonesty can be done in a variety of ways, and people should choose the manner most
appropriate for the circumstances. Acts of apparent academic dishonesty that occur in the
classroom should be reported directly to the course instructor, and/or the course instructor's
Department Chair, and/or the instructor's College Dean. The Council on Admission,
Graduation, and Academic Standards (CAGAS) or the Graduate Council will not accept or
act upon anonymous reports, but will hold in strict confidence the identity of any person
reporting a suspected instance of academic dishonesty, unless that person consents to having
his/her identity revealed.